GPT-4 Explains — “From Unitary Models to Game Theory: The Evolution of Economic Theories of Marriage and Their Impact on Understanding Domestic Violence”
Tracing the Theoretical Lineage of the Outside Option in Modern Empirical Work on Family Violence by Cunningham (r) and GPT-4 (r)
Off and on throughout Saturday, sometimes while I was watching television with my girls or sitting on the porch on a nice day, I prompted GPT-4 to write this essay. I’d read an article in which it was rumored Buzzfeed had laid off its news group and was now having AI generate articles. The idea that content mills would move towards generative AI in the extreme seems to be very likely given how easy it is to “paint articles” using GPT-4 as the brush. So I thought it would be good to try again in this series, and I chose this as my topic: the evolution of theoretical models of marriage in economics and their role in empirical work on domestic violence.
I know this literature but I’d noticed, as I’m sometimes inclined to when I find myself exiting an area, I’d begun to feel like I couldn’t remember everything by heart. Essays like this I have to go back and remind myself of things by rereading, as well as usually developing some new idea, but here it was more I just wanted to lazily get …
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